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We found 31 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Carol Stream, IL.

Dr. Elisa Yang Mee Rhew, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Elisa Rhew is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhew honors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Angelica Kathleen Gierut, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 507
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Angelica Gierut is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gierut studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gierut trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Connective Tissue Disorders

Dr. Corinna Elisabeth Sophie Weckerle, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 507
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Corinna Weckerle sees patients in Winfield, IL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Weckerle attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Weckerle's areas of expertise include raynaud's, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Patient ratings for Dr. Weckerle average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weckerle is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Raynaud's, Sjogren's Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pin Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Pin Lin specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Winfield, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Dr. Lin has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lin is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis Stanley Lichon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
511 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Francis Lichon is an adult rheumatologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Lichon completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, scleroderma

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Michael L Sams, MD
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 340
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Michael Sams is a physical therapy and adult rheumatology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Sams honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus, Sjogren's syndrome

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. James John Herrmann, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
199 Town Square; Suite H
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. James Herrmann is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herrmann include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and psoriasis. Dr. Herrmann's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Herrmann accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Herpes, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Hair Problems, Tattoo Removal, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Subhash Kanubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 424
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Subhash Patel sees patients in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Dekalb, IL. His medical specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Rush Medical College and the University College London (UCL) Medical School. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Migraine, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, Epilepsy, Electromyography, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Hoscheit completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Anne Jelinek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Jelinek is an adult gastroenterology specialist. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jelinek honors. Dr. Jelinek obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Manish Prabhakar Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Neurology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 180
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Manish Kapadia practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kapadia graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kapadia is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electrophysiological Study, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman A Aliga, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic; 26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Norman Aliga sees patients in Wheaton, IL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He obtained his medical school training at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Philippines and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. These areas are among Dr. Aliga's clinical interests: prosthetics, amputee rehabilitation, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Ilocano. Dr. Aliga's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Amputee ... (Read more)

Dr. Noel Rao, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Noel Rao is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and electrodiagnostic medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. Dr. Rao trained at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mircea Tudor Iacob, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Neurophysiology, Other
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 424
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mircea Iacob, who practices in Winfield, IL and Dekalb, IL, is a medical specialist in vascular neurology and neurophysiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Iacob is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebrovascular Disease

Dr. Kelle L Berggren, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
199 Town Square; Suite A
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Kelle Berggren's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Berggren include acne, psoriasis, and varicose veins. Dr. Berggren is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berggren is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues, Psoriasis, Varicose Veins, Hives, Acne

Dr. Lacey Lea Kruse, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Lacey Kruse is a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kruse include academic dermatology, nail issues, and psoriasis. Dr. Kruse honors several insurance carriers, including HFN, Coventry, and Viant. She attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for residency. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis

All Interests: Psoriasis, Hemangiomas, Skin Infection, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

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What is an Autoimmune Disorder?

An autoimmune disorder happens when the immune system mistakenly attacks the tissues of its own body, causing symptoms of illness. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disorders. While some are very rare, others are fairly common. Combined, autoimmune disorders are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, affecting approximately 24 million people.

A properly working immune system identifies foreign substances in the body that might cause illness, such as bacteria and viruses. The immune system then creates antibodies which attack the foreign substances, neutralizing them and keeping the body safe. In people with autoimmune disorders, something goes wrong with this process. For reasons we don’t understand very well, the immune system creates antibodies to attack the patient’s own tissues.

Symptoms of an autoimmune disorder depend on which tissue is being attacked by the immune system, but common symptoms of autoimmune disease include fever, fatigue, and a general feeling of just not being well. Autoimmune disorders are more common in women than in men, and they may run in families. Autoimmune disorders can affect various parts of the body such as blood vessels, connective tissue, endocrine glands, joints, muscles, red blood cells, skin, and many others.

It is common to have more than one autoimmune disorder at a time. Most are chronic, or life-long illnesses, although they may come and go in flares. Treatment for autoimmune disorders depends on which part of the body is being attacked. For example:
  • A type 1 diabetic whose pancreas has been damaged will need insulin.
  • A person with Hashimoto’s whose thyroid has been damaged will need replacement thyroid hormones.
  • Someone with Sjogren’s syndrome will need eye drops and mouth rinses to replace tears and saliva.
Many autoimmune disorders of all kinds are treated with immune-suppressing medications, such as corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone) to reduce the effect of the immune system.